Top 110 Stigma Quotes

In this post, you will find great Stigma Quotes from famous people, such as PnB Rock, Vivienne Ming, Amanda Seales, Jack O’Connell, Jennifer Holliday. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Lil Uzi and I gave Philly different sounds by stepping

Lil Uzi and I gave Philly different sounds by stepping outside of the box and not sticking to the stigma.
PnB Rock
It’s important to me that talking about my experience not undermine those who choose differently. There can be a stigma for people who don’t take the path I did, as though not having surgery means you’re not really transitioning. No one should feel as though it’s everything or nothing.
I’m constantly fighting the angry black woman stigma, the ‘You’re pretty, you can’t be funny‘ stigma.
I was a youngster looking up to dudes like Vicky McClure, Joe Dempsie and Michael Socha – in fact, he was a big influence on how I was able to detach drama from the all-singing, all-dancing stigma.
Jack O’Connell
When I was suffering with depression, people weren’t talking about depression. It had a stigma.
In the early ’90s, my parents weren’t really drinking wine. They had a bottle or two laying around, but it had been a stigma where a bottle of wine had to be for a super special occasion. A bottle of wine had to go with a steak. And it was this thing that seemed so distant.
Morality aside, there are other factors deterring ‘strategic defaults,’ whether in recourse or nonrecourse states. These include the economic and emotional costs of giving up one’s home and moving, the perceived social stigma of defaulting, and a serious hit to a borrower’s credit rating.
There’s quite a stigma attached to country music in the UK – but I kind of enjoy that.
This journey of education and breaking stigma around HIV is something that will have a legacy everlasting.
I fought a disease. I fought a disease called depression that a lot of people fight every single day. And unlike other diseases, there is a stigma surrounding it.
The stigma with country is it’s not cool. That’s wrong. Country is very cool. I look at award shows, I look at how country is represented. Country is represented with an asterisk. We have to perform collaborations. We have to perform a tribute. We can’t perform by ourselves.
It’s time to remove the stigma associated with promoting homeownership.
Never allow a stigma or the popular thing to define you.
I know so many women in their fifties, sixties and seventies who delight in being on their own. It’s amazing. They don’t see any stigma attached to it. We don’t need a man to prove our identity anymore.
Baldness is visually enough of a stigma as it is without a big sweaty bloke on stage pointing it out.
I am privileged to have people around me who understand mental illnesses and mental health. However, the stigma around it is huge.
Along with my passion for horse breeding, I was a horse racing enthusiast… In 1974 I was elected as a committee member and subsequently as a steward of the Turf Club. I had a burning desire to clean up the sport, which had always carried the stigma of gambling and manipulation.
Cyrus S. Poonawalla
I ate cottage cheese all the time growing up, but it wasn’t until I was in college that I became aware of the stigma surrounding it.
There is a stigma around athletes, and I think the more that us as humans can do to break those, the better.
There is such a stigma on both sides of being a working mother, and you can fall into the trap of what you think everyone else thinks you should be doing instead of what your instincts and standards say you should do.
I’ve found nothing but support and generosity from older comics. I think comedians are a lot nicer than the stigma is, at least from my experience.
The stigma, the fact that nobody was talking about AIDS was arguably killing more people than the virus itself. So I did an ad about the fact that nobody was speaking about HIV/AIDS.
I want to bust the stigma attached to alcoholism in our country. Women particularly are discouraged from seeking help because it’s a matter of shame for the family. We don’t share our pain or frailties; we cover our weaknesses, and it becomes a cancer.
I always prided myself on trying to break the stigma of the ‘dumb jock.’
We bought the UFC when not only was it a bankrupt company that was going under, it had a horrible stigma attached to it. This thing was so bad it was not allowed on pay-per-view.
It is vital that a company’s culture shows a willingness to invest in employee wellbeing with no stigma or penalty attached to prioritising good health.
Whenever you tell a group of people that they can’t use bathrooms, or they can’t access spaces that other people use, that is dehumanizing. It is discriminatory, and it reinforces the stigma and the prejudices that the transgender community already faces.
For far too many people, the stigma around addiction prevents them from stepping forward for help.
Being a depressive should not imply danger any more than being a man or even a human should. Mental illness isn’t a them/us issue; we are all on the scale somewhere. So we must be very careful to resist ignorance and combat the stigma that leads to dangerous silence.
Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century.
Being a medium, a lot of religious people are like, ‘ok. that’s talking to the dead.’ The bible talks about it in a very different context so I think there’s more stigma to being a medium.
Usually, it's men who run these big monster companies,

Usually, it’s men who run these big monster companies, and girl companies are usually much smaller – it’s like an unwritten tech-industry stigma.
There was a time when the term liberal had been so thoroughly demonized by those on the right that I remember consciously choosing to call myself a progressive in order to evade the stigma. But there was no change in my perspective that accompanied it.
Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma.
Philip Guedalla
I’m not like, ‘I’m a famous doula.’ I’m a doula. I’m trying to find a way to get rid of the stigma around ‘You’re the singer; You’re the actor‘ – we have to be able to do more than one thing.
I think there’s a weird stigma in the TV-film world that theater people can’t be funny and understand subtlety, and I think that could not be more wrong.
I want to explore for myself and keep an open mind. There is a stigma of being a flat earther and if I’m going to do it I want to know the facts.
Blacks in America want to forget about slavery – the stigma, the shame. If you can’t be who you are, who can you be? How can you know what to do? We have our history. We have our book, and that is the blues.
I’m trying to work on my modelling career and remove myself from the whole FHM stigma.
Reeva Steenkamp
My first AIDS campaign was in 1985. There was this dark cloud, everybody was socially inspired – we hadn’t seen social consciousness like that since the ’60s – but most people were talking about hunger in Africa. Nobody was talking about this really ominous circumstance here in the U.S. because of this fear of stigma.
Exacerbating the problem of mass incarceration is that, even after someone is released from prison, the stigma of a misdemeanor or felony conviction makes finding gainful employment difficult, if not impossible.
There’s that stigma about New Yorkers, how they’re so mean, but in my experience it was quite the opposite. People were very genuine and very nice, even on the subway.
Taylor Kitsch
Thanks to the success of Henning Mankell and Peter Hoeg, there wasn’t the same stigma attached to writing genre thrillers in Scandinavia as there was in many other cultures. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition – even to close family, friends or co-workers – because there’s still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll.
I’ve struggled a lot with therapy because it’s got a stigma to it, and also, it’s really gotta work for you, I’ve found.
The fact of the matter is that we’re all aging, and there’s this stigma that older actresses don’t work as much as younger actresses, and I don’t think that’s true anymore.
Jewel Staite
I think because we were a girl group, there was such a stigma, so we had to engage with fans – social media was such a big part of our journey.
Jesy Nelson
I think the whole stigma of ‘black movies‘ is slowly being lost. When you look at movies like ’12 Years A Slave,’ to ‘The Butler,’ to ‘The Best Man,’ to ‘Ride Along,’ to even ‘Think Like a Man’ from last year – these movies are just good movies.
I know that there are many excellent arguments for a universal form of basic income. Since everyone would get it, it would remove the stigma that dogs recipients of assistance and ‘entitlements’.
I think there’s a notion in our society, and it may be valid, that people aren’t as funny when they get older. It’s a stigma still attached to the rebelliousness of youth.
Phil Hartman
Thank God we’re getting rid of the stigma that women shouldn’t have muscles, that if a woman does she looks like a man. I’m so happy we’re breaking down those barriers.
The stigma of movie actors doing television is gone now.
The idea of a physical stigma is quite appealing. When I wrote the book of ‘Bodies,’ there was a lot of that in the book about how there are physical manifestations of psychological problems – I think it’s described as ‘Narrativizing The Body.’
There’s a mental health problem in the sense that people are so afraid of the stigma that they don’t get help. But there’s absolutely a gun control problem in the country.
My thing is to get people out of the stigma of what a reggae artist should be like.
I never looked at the bigger picture. I was just so passionate about football; I just wanted an opportunity to play with no barriers and no stigma.
There are so many feminist groups that talk about women’s rights. But, there’s domestic violence against men as well. Nobody talks about it because of the social stigma.
Luv Ranjan
You never hear about a pit bull doing anything good in the media. And they have a stigma to them… and, in many ways, pit bulls are like young African-American males. Whenever you see us in the news, it’s for getting shot and killed or shooting and killing somebody – for being a stereotype.
When I was younger, there was a sort of stigma attached to my stamina. My dad took me swimming one day and I just was no good at it, so my dad said, ‘Your stamina’s bad.’
Charlie Bewley
Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated, they had rendered a large service to the course of literature: they had removed the stigma, for the most part, from the word novel.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
Cricket has a stigma of old men in white clothes playing cricket but readdressing that image to people who aren’t necessarily cricket lovers may go some way to making it cooler.
People tell me the 50s are the best time – I’m ready! That whole stigma of being over 40 and not being sexy anymore is fake news. We’re more vibrant because we have experience; we know our bodies.
I would argue further that Barack Obama's election to t

I would argue further that Barack Obama‘s election to the presidency of the United States was essentially an American sophistication, a national exercise in seeing what was not there and a refusal to see what was there – all to escape the stigma not of stupidity but of racism.
I want to tell people that I had post-natal depression because there is so much stigma around the subject and there shouldn’t be.
The stigma that was once attached to things society deemed unhealthy served the purpose of making them undesirable. With the stigma gone, many people see little reason not to do whatever feels good at the moment.
The great thing about ‘Hamilton,’ for me, is so many people have been exposed to and are more open to hip-hop and certain artists, despite the stigma that had before been attached to it.
There’s a stigma that guys hate romance and hate love, but that’s not true. Look at ‘Iron Man.’ There’s a whole through-line plot about his relationship with Pepper, and everybody loves it.
We must make sure the stigma is removed around mental health and commanders must make it clear on a consistent basis that their door is open for everyone. Servicemembers need to know that command is there for them, to offer assistance however and wherever needed.
Rationally, I knew these fears were ridiculous. There were no signs, unfortunately, and I would never blame anyone for another person‘s suicide. But if everyone felt that way, there wouldn’t be this cruel stigma, would there?
Humor can inform and break down stigma, which is a huge issue in the military.
Day 1, when I was drafted to the Toronto Raptors, they had this stigma on them: Every guy leaves. Nobody wants to be here. Superstars, nobody wants to play in Canada. From Day 1, my whole mindset and approach to the game, being in Toronto, was I wanted to change that whole narrative to that whole organization.
Not everybody needs medication, and there is a big stigma around it, people can’t wait to come off it or they are scared it will change their personality.
We live in a fear-based world where HIV stigma can prevail.
Obviously, breast cancer is very much out there but cervical cancer isn’t talked about as much because there’s a bit more of a stigma around it. Certainly that’s something I want to make sure that young girls know.
The fact is, psychiatric help is not widely available to CIA agents – and as in the military, there is a stigma attached to admitting post-traumatic stress.
There’s been a stigma out there that cartoons only equal kids.
I started really young, like 12 or 13, and then I started doing school plays. We had a really good drama department, so the kind of drama-geek stigma wasn’t really there in my high school.
You had a generation of women, of which I’m part, where it was a stigma to be associated with feminism; there was a backlash. Now you have a generation that is clearly embracing feminism because, at the end of the day, the definition of feminism is just equality.
Money and one of its embodiments, social class, are both riveting and mysterious to children. And if we don’t challenge today‘s stigma around class status, it will warp a new generation‘s experience of an even more important class – the kind in which they learn. And that’s one thing we simply can’t afford.
I would love to do stuff on camera. That’s what I want to do. It took me a really long time to feel confident as an actor. I think, also, because there’s a weird stigma about musical theater where we treat the men who do musical theater differently than we treat the women in musical theater.
I think it’s very wrong to be an unwed mother. You give your child the stigma of illegitimacy.
Most parents don’t want their kids to have smartphones in the first place. But parents worry about the social stigma of their child being the only one without a phone.
The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories that we tell ourselves as a society. What is normal? That’s just a story that we tell ourselves.
Matthew Quick
I want to reduce the stigma of the word ‘feminism.’ It’s not about eliminating and excluding. You can be yourself and still be a feminist.
When you live a certain way for so long, that’s the only way people can see you. I don’t necessarily mean that’s who you is or you can’t change, but it’s a stigma that they put on you when you’re from a place where I’m from. That’s one way of looking at ‘Trapped.’
Though my parents assured me over and over again that I wasn’t stupid or slow, I sensed that my dyslexia was now a stigma on all of us.
There is a stigma in our sport that men are the better drivers. People think that, because the men compete in two-man and four-man, they are more versatile and that the women aren’t great drivers.
Any stigma will do to beat a dogma.
Philip Guedalla
I think there’s a stigma to some degree about the outer boroughs and Jersey, and whether their stories are worth telling.
Vincent Piazza
There’s such a stigma around mental illness, and this idea that you’re going to come off as disturbed or weak somehow by being open about these things. I’ve never felt embarrassed or shy talking about it; it’s such an integral part of my life.
Getting over the stigma of needing to appear as if I do it all myself took about 12 months. I finally realized that the only way to be a successful, happy mother, founder, wife, and daughter was to accept the help that was being offered to me.
In Hollywood, there really is a stigma against wrestling. I think that’s why people think wrestlers are Neanderthals who can’t string two words together.
In India, there is a huge stigma attached to one having a mental illness; this not only makes it worse for the sufferer but also for their caregivers.
This is how systems of oppression work: The violence, d

This is how systems of oppression work: The violence, discrimination, and stigma I face as a woman compounds the violence, discrimination, and stigma I face as a trans person, and vice versa.
There are proven health benefits for both babies and mothers who breastfeed, and it’s unfortunate that it still carries an unfair stigma in our society.
There’s a stigma attached to ‘pop music,’ like it’s a taboo word. It used to make my skin crawl when people said it, and I’d say, ‘I’m not a pop star! I want to be a respected musician!’ But I think people have changed the way they think about it.
Do we really want a society in which the stigma of going on the dole has been erased?
Mickey Kaus
I want to break down some of the stigma associated with mental illness.
As an activist who uses storytelling to combat stigma, I have always been adamant that we tell our own stories.
My mom Neerja and I started this movement called Mpower. The whole idea is to break the stigma attached to mental illnesses.
I have a massive hat collection, which includes many, many fedoras I haven‘t worn because of the stigma. I buy them thinking, ‘I’m going to make people accept fedoras!’ But with the way I dress, if I wore a fedora, I’d be in the camp that gives them a bad name.
The stigma of the straight-to-DVD thing is over.
I support anything that broadens the message of gender equality and tempers the stigma of the feminist label. We run into trouble, though, when we celebrate celebrity feminism while avoiding the actual work of feminism.
I was really scared that I would never be able to date anyone… because there was a huge stigma against drag. But the drive was so strong to do it that I was like, ‘I don’t care. If that happens, I’m fine.’
There is a difference between going under the knife and the stigma.
People don’t realize who this band is always been because we’re so young, and it’s hard to get over that stigma.
Taylor Hanson
There are many plant medicines that are available to us that have a lot of stigma around them that I hope, in the future, our medical community can look at, because I would absolutely go to those alternatives first before I went back to Western medicine.
When I started on ‘The West Wing,’ that was at a time when this was still a stigma, because movie stars didn’t do TV. Now, every movie star is desperate to find their ‘True Detective.’
I am extremely passionate about animal rescue. My focused interest is in helping pit bulls and other bully breeds that have been given an unfair stigma.
Interracial marriages were basically legalized, but nevertheless, there was a social stigma attached to them for a long time to come. I imagine that’s going to be true for same-sex marriages – that people’s emotional comfort level with it will not fully materialize for decades.
Mark Takano